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Nose Art of the 509th Composite Group

Here is a look at the nose art of each B-29 of the 509th Composite Group, the Atomic Bombers, during World War II. While all trained for the mission, only two crews were called upon to carry out that mission.

393 BS 509 CG
B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27303, Victor 71, "Jabit III"

Assigned to Crew B-6, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27302, Victor 72, "Top Secret"

Assigned to Crew B-8, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27300 Victor 73, "Strange Cargo"

Assigned to Crew A-4, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29
Profile by Colonel R. S. "Rock" Roszak, USAF (Retired)
B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27297, Victor 77, "Bockscar"

Assigned to Crew C-13, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-86292, Victor 82, "Enola Gay"

Assigned to Crew B-9, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27298, Victor 83, "Full House"

Assigned to Crew A-1, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27296, Victor 84, "Some Punkins"

Assigned to Crew B-7, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27301, Victor 85, "Straight Flush"

Assigned to Crew C-11, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27299, Victor 86, "Next Objective"

Assigned to Crew A-3, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27304, Victor 88, "Up an' Atom"

Assigned to Crew B-10, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27353, Victor 89, "The Great Artiste"

Assigned to Crew C-15, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-27354, Victor 90, "The Big Stink"

Assigned to Crew C-12, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-86291, Victor 91, "Necessary Evil"

Assigned to Crew C-14, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-86346, Victor 94, "Luke The Spook"

Assigned to Crew B-6, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

B-29

Silverplate B-29 Superfortress

Serial Number 44-86347, Victor 95 "Laggin' Dragon"

Assigned to Crew A-2, 393rd Bombardment Squadron (VH), 509th Composite Group

Bibliography

  • The 509th Remembered, Robert & Amelia Krauss, Copyright © 2005 Robert Krauss,
    ISBN 0-923568-66-2

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